It appears that an HDR restoration of the original Pet Sematary is headed our way via Paramount! The release is expected to coincide with the much publicized remake when it hits theaters early next year.
Mary Lambert, the director behind the original film adaptation of Pet Sematary, shared the information via a pair of Tweets:
Working with Paramount to create HDR version of original Pet Sematary. It looks amazing. https://t.co/R1KHdH6cyC
— Mary Lambert (@TheMaryLambert) November 9, 2018
I spent #FemaleFilmakerFriday working at @ParamountPics on the restoration of Pet Sematary. HDR Color Grading & Dolby Vision. Looks gorgeous!! Their team is amazing! I'd love to direct another project for Paramount one day. Xo https://t.co/EI6dD0y1gC
— Mary Lambert (@TheMaryLambert) November 10, 2018
Pet Sematary is based on the classic novel of the same name by Stephen King. Lambert’s movie adaptation hit theaters on April 21, 1989. The film stars Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby, Miko Hughes, and Fred Gwynne. Stephen King wrote the screenplay. A poorly received sequel, the simply titled Pet Sematary Two (1992), followed. (Personally, I love it!)
After the mega success of Andrés Muschietti’s It (2017), which is also a remake and adaptation of Stephen King material, it is no surprise that the long-in-development remake of Pet Sematary finally got off the ground. Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch directed the upcoming redo from a screenplay by Jeff Buhler and David Kajganich. Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, and John Lithgow star. The remake is scheduled to hit theaters on April 5th, 2019.
At this time, there are no more details on the upcoming HDR restoration of the original. Any new special features, cast interviews, or an exact release date are all question marks at this point in time. But be sure to stick with Nightmare on Film Street as we will keep you posted on details as soon as we learn them.
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